The Punk Vault

Archive - December 2007

The Sword 12/13 at Reggie’s

The Sword 12/13 at Reggie’s

Thursday night was a deviation from the punk rock and a trip to the land of metal! I went to see The Sword at Reggie’s Rock Club. Having only been a fan of The Sword for about two weeks, I wasn’t sure what...

Cro Mags The Final Quarrel DVD

Cro Mags The Final Quarrel DVD

Cro-Mags – The Final Quarrel: Live at CBGB 2001 DVD Music Video Distributors The Cro Mags were a New York hardcore band that started in the 1980s and were kind of a big deal during the NYHC heyday in the mid to...

You Weren’t There premiere

You Weren’t There premiere

The Saturday after Riot Fest saw the premiere of You Weren’t There which is a documentary about the Chicago punk rock scene from 1977-1984. The premiere was shown at the Portage Theater and after the movie there...

R.I.P. Mario Valencia

R.I.P. Mario Valencia

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Mario Valencia, best known for being a member of the Flower Leperds, passed away last week. In the 1980s the Flower Leperds were among the many bands living in...

Destroy Everything 11/20 at Ronnys

Destroy Everything 11/20 at Ronnys

A couple days after Riot Fest I found myself once again at a show with my camera in hand. The reason I was out late on a “school night”? To see Destroy Everything yet again. How can I deny going to see and...

Riot Fest 2007 Day Two

Riot Fest 2007 Day Two

My goal on day two of Riot Fest was to get to the venue around the time Flatfoot 56 were playing so I could check them out again. Once again my plans didn’t work out so well but traffic was a lot better this time...

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